The We Do Weddings Experience

The We Do Weddings Experience!


Welcome back, lovebirds!


Today we thought we would do a little refresher on all things We Do Weddings! Welcome to the We Do Weddings Experience! 


We wanted to tell you all about us, the website, and what we hope your experience will be when using WDW.


Now, if you are reading this, you most likely know what We Do Weddings is all about. But it never hurts to read and maybe learning something new… are we right??

WHAT is We Do Weddings?

Well, we are a brand new wedding website (we launched in November 2020). We noticed that couples were looking for venues specifically based on date availability and while there are other websites out there that can give you venue ideas, nobody can help you connect with a venue who is actually available on the date you want! Thus, WDW was born!


WHO is We Do Weddings?

We Do Weddings was actually created by people who know the business well, wedding venue owners! Karen and Ken Moise own Dripping Springs wedding venue, Ma Maison! They have been in the wedding business for over 30 years and are passionate about helping couples in any way they can.


The gals behind the day-to-day, us, are Conor and Kaitlyn! Kaitlyn is daughter to Karen and Ken and Conor is an extended part of the family too. From doing social posts, meeting with venues, connecting with couples and so much more, we love doing this! Weddings are such a wonderful part of this world and we love being able to help couples navigate the tricky waters of wedding planning.


The We Do Weddings Experience…

Our hope for all our couples is that We Do Weddings will help ease any stress of the burden of finding a wedding venue. While building our site (and as it continually evolves with the help of YOU), it was most important to us that the website be user friendly and helpful! 


When you register or login, our hope is that you can put in your preferred date and details and easily find venues that you will fall in love with and instantly connect.


Our site offers an easy instant email option to venues or you can go to their website and connect organically that way too. Options and ease are the name of the game and we hope to succeed in both for all of you!


Have any questions or need additional help connecting with your venue?

Please let us know! That’s what we are here for!


Also, if you ever need wedding inspo, look at our social hubs! We constantly are posting about our partnered venues and showcasing the different styles and designs that can inspire your very own wedding!


Thanks for reading our refresher lovebirds! We love working with you!

Until next time, cheers to love!



Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Venue

Hello lovebirds,


On today’s blog we wanted to talk about the importance of knowing the Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Venue — doing your homework and talking to venues BEFORE YOU BOOK!

Sure, a venue may look great and may visually be the perfect place for you to wed. BUT, do they answer all the below questions correctly for your needs and wants?

Today we are discussing our Top 10 Questions we think you should ask a venue BEFORE booking with them.


Let’s dive right in on Questions You Should Ask Your Wedding Venue:


What’s your availability around my ideal wedding date?

Availability is the key ingredient to your wedding. If the venue doesn’t have your ideal date, you have to consider if your date is flexible OR do you need to move on to another venue that is available?


What all is included in your rental cots?

It is SO important to know what all you are paying for when you book with a venue. Is the cost they quote in their initial email/meeting with you ALL INCLUSIVE or will there be additional fees later on? Make sure you get an itemized list of what all is including in the cost for booking with the venue, i.e. tables, chairs, hours, staffing, etc.


How many guests can the venue accommodate?

Guest count is a big thing to consider as well. Some venues are very constricted by their size, so if you are looking at having a larger event, make sure that dream venue can accommodate that guest count both INSIDE and OUTSIDE.


How many hours are included in the rental?

Timing is a crucial element of your wedding day. You need to figure out exactly when you can come to the venue on your wedding day and when you need to leave the wedding venue. This timeline is helpful when considering where you will get dressed and when the reception needs to end. Typically, wedding venues allow 10hour windows for their rentals, so if you need more time, be sure to check in with them about options.


What wedding packages do you have, and what’s included in each of them?

Figuring out if your venue has levels of investment is always a good idea. Perhaps you love the wedding venue but their Saturday rates are way too costly for you. Consider asking if their rates are lower for weekdays or Fridays/Sundays. This way you may be able to get your dream venue but at a more friendly price.


Do you host more than one event on the same day? If so, how many other events will be booked for the same day as my wedding?

This is one of our favorite questions. We are big believers that your wedding day should be YOUR wedding day. A great question to have answered is if the wedding venue is all yours for the day or if you will have to share with other events happening at the same time. If you do have to share, also think about asking how they plan to separate and not blend multiple events.


How far in advance can we reserve a date?

Again, timing is key in all things wedding planning. If you are looking at getting married only 1 month after getting engaged some venues might not only be booked up but they might have a planning period requirement as well. Make sure to figure out availability for your dream venue!


Is there an outdoor AND indoor space?

Especially in Texas, this is a great question thanks to our crazy weather! If you are a fan of outside events it is nice to know if there is an indoor rain plan!


Does your venue have a bridal suite/groom’s den?

Getting ready is a big part of the initial part of the wedding day. Make sure to ask your venue if they have designated spaces for you and your spouse-to-be to get ready or hold items during the wedding day.


Do you have any vendors we have to use?

Preferred vendors VS. partnered vendors is a big difference. Your venue most likely has lists of people that can work at the venue BUT do they have any requirements on who you must work with for different vendor categories? Be sure to ask!


Hopefully, all these questions will help you feel more prepared when looking at venues and booking your dream venue.

For more helpful ideas about connecting with your venue, check out this article from Shutterfly.


All of the venues on We Do Weddings will be more than happy to assist you with these questions and will do whatever they can to help you find the right venue fit.


Good luck doing your venue homework and remember to HAVE FUN!

Until next time lovebirds, cheers to love!




Events AROUND Your Wedding

Events AROUND Your Wedding


Hello love birds!


Today we are thinking about weddings and all the events and celebrations that surround them.


You may be scratching your head and thinking…what events?


There are lots of ways to celebrate your upcoming nuptials and there are so many events these days that have been built around weddings.


Let’s break it down by PRE-Wedding and POST-Wedding.

Take a look —


Events AROUND Your Wedding, PRE – Wedding:


Engagement Shots — this is typically a fun first way to really celebrate your engagement. Couples get to get dressed up and take pictures in an area that is special to them and then these pictures can be used for all kinds of things! The pictures can be used for save the dates, wedding websites and can even be showcased on the wedding day!

Bridals — this is a photoshoot dedicated to capturing the bride in her dress ahead of the wedding day. Typically these are shot at the venue and are reflective of what you will look like on your wedding day. People do these shoots because there is rarely time to capture these images on wedding day. Plus how fun is it to get to wear your wedding dress TWICE???


Engagement Parties

— typically these happen within the first few months of getting engaged. It is a great way to get together with friends and family members and celebrate the wedding that is to come. Some fun ideas for these parties are: his & hers celebrations, cocktail hours, themed bashes



— showers are where the presents typically come in. While grooms can have showers, brides are usually the stars of these events. Family members usually hold these early in the day showers so friends and families can come shower the bride in all the gifts she and her love registered for early on in the planning process.


Rehearsal Dinners

— a great way to get everyone together one last time before the big day. Rehearsal dinners are wonderful because they typically include sentimental toasts, stories and bonding moments between the blending families. This is a great time to give gifts to parents and celebrate your bridal party too.


Events AROUND Your Wedding, POST – Wedding:


Post Wedding Brunches

— A big trend happening in weddings right now is post wedding brunches. This is a great way to celebrate after the big event with friends and families and bask in the glow of being a newlywed. These are fun as you are able to chat about the wedding and what everyone thought and loved about it.


Collective Honeymoons

— Now this is a new one even for us, but another recent trend going on in weddings right now is taking a honeymoon where friends and families can come along! If you are a fan of big groups and want to travel with buddies, this may be for you! 


Needing more ideas about how to celebrate after the wedding? We loved this article from One Fab Day. You will be inspired by these fun ideas!


Also, if you need help finding a local venue for one of these events be sure to look on our website! Most venues love to do additional celebrations on top of weddings!


Until next time love birds,

C + K


**picture by Al Gawlik